Students Posing for a Dive in a Pool with an Instructor Nearby

Mrs. Jodi Cullen, Mrs. Keri Cruz and their second graders at Walworth Elementary School took advantage of an amazing opportunity to learn basic water safety knowledge and skills through the YMCA Splash-Safety Around Water program recently.

"Given the community’s proximity to local lake access, it is easy to realize the importance and necessity of this program," said Cullen.

The five-week program was offered free of charge as it is funded by the YMCA and supported by generous donations from the community.  Through “Jump, Push, Turn, Grab” and “Swim, Float, Swim”, the second graders gained confidence around the water and learned essential skills to prevent drowning, said Cullen.

Cullen, Cruz and their second graders would like to thank the community and the administrative team at Walworth School for their support, Dousman Transport Co. Inc. for their safe transportation, and the exceptional staff at the Geneva Lakes Family YMCA for their invaluable instruction, said Cullen.